Perez Cruz is a family owned boutique winery located in the Alto Maipo. Their estate covers 250 hectares of vines planted in one of the most sought after areas for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon. This red wine specialist also produces small parcels of Syrah, Cot (Malbec), Carmenère and Petit Verdot. They also produce an elegant cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca. From the first vintage in 2002, Andres Perez Cruz has seen the estate's speciality red wine amass an impressive array of awards and gold medals. Their eco-friendly winery was built by award winning architect Jose Cruz Ovalle, to fulfil the technical objective of fine wine production. Its wooden roof and natural light allow thermal isolation and free air flow circulation, making it one of the most unique wineries in the world.
The vineyard is located in the north eastern area of the Casablanca Valley and is situated on a slight, southerly incline. The Casablanca Valley is strongly influenced by the cooling effects of the Humboldt Current, which flows up the west coast of Chile from the Antarctic. Refreshing afternoon breezes from the Pacific Ocean create a cool climate which is ideal for producing elegant white wines. This cool climate results in a long ripening period, which encourages greater flavour complexity in the grapes while retaining a balancing acidity. The soils are deep and fertile with an abundance of clay within the soil profile, providing good water retention properties. The vineyard is cultivated using sustainable practices.